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R| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
This tense war film focuses on a group of Israeli soldiers operating a tank in hostile territory during the 1982 conflict in Lebanon. Hindered by tight quarters, limited visibility and stifling heat, the troops inside the tank, including the frustrated Hertzel (Oshri Cohen), begin to quarrel amongst themselves, leaving themselves open to attack by their Lebanese enemies. As their mission -- to clear the area of opposing forces -- progresses, the situation becomes increasingly dire.

Cast: Yoav Donat , Itay Tiran , Oshri Cohen , Michael Moshonov , Zohar Strauss , Dudu Tasa , Reymonde Amsellem , Ashraf Barhum

Director: Samuel Maoz

Genres: Drama, War

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Lebanon (2009)

Release Date: August 6th, 2010|1 hr. 33 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • As good as the film is in conveying the feeling of the walls closing in, it has to be said that the script won't win any prizes for subtlety - the director seems to relish ham-fisted ironies. show more

  • Never before, not even in the claustrophobic submarine epic "Das Boot," has a physical point of view so completely dictated a philosophical point of view. show more

  • Offers a view of war that is anything but epic. Instead of sweeping battles and swooping fighter planes, in Lebanon we are brought into the impossibly claustrophobic world of a lone tank crew. show more

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  • September 11, 2010 ungerunger
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    A complete waste of time

  • August 21, 2010 GP MCMAHON
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    Comparing this movie with "Das Boot" is a travesty! Hardly 10 minutes go by when one of the tank crews exclaims " I have to pee" then they pass an empyty ammo can! If theyspent more than 10 grand making this tripe it was too much. Totally unbelievable and contrived. I only wish that I could have read an honest review like this before wasting my money...

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